Upcoming Events

  • September 2014
    • 18 Thu

      • 18 Thu

        1:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 1:30 p.m.

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      • 18 Thu

        3:30 pm

        Art Lecture

        3rd THURSDAYS @ 3:30: Florence: City of Art. Florence is home to great art patrons including the Medici, Tornabuoni and Strozzi families. Professor Thomas Germano discusses the art, architecture and history of this Renaissance city. 3:30 p.m.

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    • 19 Fri

      • 19 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Grace Kelly. More than 30 years after her death, Grace Kelly remains the ultimate portrait of a lady. But did her private life belie the public image? What are the facts behind her tragic accident? During this illustrated presentation with Hutton House lecturer Marilyn Carminio, we will examine Grace’s legacy to American film culture and her enduring contribution to Monaco. 12:10 p.m. 

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      • 19 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 20 Sat

    • 21 Sun

      • 21 Sun

        1:30 pm

        Film

        TOD BROWNING DOUBLE FEATURE: Two silent rarities by the Edgar Allan Poe of silent cinema. In The Blackbird (1925-86 min.), Limehouse criminal Dan Tate (Lon Chaney, Sr.) lives a double life, as a feared underworld figure The Blackbird, and as his imaginary brother, the Bishop, a crippled preacher who runs the local mission. Director Tod Browning scripted with Waldemar Young. The Show (1927-76 min.), takes place in the Palace of Illusions, a carnival show featuring the exotic dancer Salome (Renee Adoree), and sideshow barker Cock Robin (John Gilbert), the philandering cad whom she adores. When jealous hoodlum The Greek (Lionel Barrymore) makes an attempt on his rival’s life, Cock Robin must go into hiding. Waldemar Young again scripted, from a novel by Charles Tenney Jackson. Both films are silent with music score. 1:30 p.m.  

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    • 22 Mon

      • 22 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Tech Workshop

        GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR BEGINNERS with web analyst Inna Bosikova, Ph.D.  Google Analytics is a free service that generates detailed statistics about a website’s traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales.  Free but registration is required.  Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 136.  7 p.m.

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      • 22 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Film historian Philip Harwood will screen and discuss West Side Story (1961-152 min.). In Wise and Jerome Robbins’s “Romeo and Juliet” update, the love between Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood) sparks a rumble between Manhattan street gangs the Jets and the Sharks. Ernest Lehman scripted, Leonard Bernstein composed the score and Stephen Sondheim penned the lyrics. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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    • 23 Tue

      • 23 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 23 Tue

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        “GASLAND PART II” (2013-125 min.).  Screening and q&a session with Patti Wood, executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education. Note the early start time! 7 p.m.

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    • 24 Wed

      • 24 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “JOE” (2013-117 min.). Ex-con Joe (Nicolas Cage) becomes an unlikely role model for 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan). Screenwriter Gary Hopkins adapted Larry Brown’s novel for director David Gordon Green. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

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      • 24 Wed

        8:00 pm

        Writing Workshop

        PORT WRITES: The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss their work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

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    • 26 Fri

      • 26 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Living, Out Loud:  Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears. A diverse group of writers shares their passion for the personal essay format. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m. 

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      • 26 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 26 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: Crosby, Stills & Nash: A Celebration with Gathering Time. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 27 Sat

      • 27 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Career Workshop

        JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: Karen McKenna gives tips on how to optimize your search. Free but registration is required.  Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 111.  1 p.m.

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    • 28 Sun

      • 28 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        ENSEMBLE SCHUMANN: The Music Advisory Council opens its Fall 2014 season. 3 p.m.  

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    • 29 Mon

      • 29 Mon

        10:00 am

        Health Screenings

        ST. FRANCIS HEALTH VAN will be in the library parking lot for breast and prostate cancer screening. The van will be here again on Monday October 20 for general health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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      • 29 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Lecture

        ORGANIZE YOUR HOME OFFICE with Cynthia Braun. Free but registration is required.  Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 136.  7 p.m.

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      • 29 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS” (Automnes, 3 Hivers) (2013-91 min.). Arman (Vincent Macaigne) is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. He literally bumps into lovely Amélie (Maude Wyler),  and pursues a connection. Meanwhile, Arman’s best friend Benjamin (Bastien Bouillon) suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital, where he falls for his doting young therapist Katia (Audrey Bastien). Sebastien Betbeder scripted and directed. Also, writer/director Sean Ellis’s short, Voyage d’Affaires (The Business Trip) (2008-10 min.). Both films are subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m. 

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    • 30 Tue

      • 30 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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